Thirteen children from the parents David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin have been rescued by the police from their house in Parris, California.
The siblings were found shackled inside a dark and foul room, starving to death, discovered only after one of the sisters, 17, escaped from the house and reached out to the police begging for food and security via stolen phone.
Thirteen Kids Found Chained To Their Bed, Starving And Begging Inside a California Home of a Bankrupt Parents
A shocking case has been unveiled inside a house located in Parris Island, South Carolina. A total of thirteen children, age ranging from 2- 29years were found chained to their beds, living in a dark, rotten-smelling room of the house owned by their parents, David Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin.
The family was rescued by Riverside County Sheriff Department on Sunday morning only after one of the kids escaped from home, stole a phone and alerted the police, reporting that they have been taken hostage by their own parents.
Upon further investigation, it was revealed that David and Louise filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and they owed $500,000 to the bank.
The siblings were rushed to the hospital after being rescued. The condition of the children was worse as they appeared malnourished, pale and dirty. The Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services assisted the children providing clean items of clothing and ample food to the kids.
Police went through the Facebook details of the accused parents where they found some happy memories of the whole family like going on Disney Land and going on football games.
Back in 2016, the pair celebrated their vow renewal event where everyone was seen in a festive mood, children wearing same outfits in the ceremony.
One of the neighbors of the Turpin stated that the family always seemed "unusual" and "reclusive", never interacting with anyone and they "did not even know there were children inside the home."
The couple is being held at Robert Presley Detention Center east of Los Angeles with the bail of $9million and is set to stand in front of the judges on the court on Thursday.